Post-doctoral research fellow (m/f) on ID13 in the X-ray Nanoprobe group

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

2 Nov 2023
Job Information

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Research Field
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Application Deadline
30 Nov 2023 – 10:10 (Europe/Paris)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.


You will participate in the operation of the beamline, ongoing in-house research programmes, provide support to external users as local contact, and develop your own research programme.

ID13 offers the unique opportunity to combine cutting-edge scanning micro-/nano-beam diffraction/scattering methods with sub-millisecond time resolution using highly efficient pixel array detectors. With the considerable gain in performance thanks to the recently upgraded X-ray source (ESRF-EBS), it is ideally suited for in-vivo/operando experiments and 3D techniques (SAXS/WAXS tensor tomography). The coherence of X-ray nano-beams can also be exploited for ptychography and similar applications. The current research programme is covering a wide range of materials such as bio-materials, biological cells, polymers, nano-particles, materials for sustainable energy generation and storage, and cultural heritage as well. You will join the group in the effort to upgrade the performance of the experimental end-stations and to implement new experimental techniques. You are encouraged to develop your own research projects, which should exploit and further develop the beamline’s distinctive capabilities. A description of the project will be highly appreciated at the submission of the application.

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Manfred Burghammer ([email protected] ).


Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent


  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics or a closely related subject obtained less than 3 years ago
  • Some experience in applying X-ray diffraction (crystallography)/scattering techniques (SAXS/WAXS) would be desirable
  • Strong aptitude for instrumentation and data analysis
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis related programming e.g. with Python or MATLAB
  • Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

Specific Requirements

Contract of 18 months, renewable for a further 6 or 18-month period.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!

What we offer:

  • Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries
  • Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges
  • Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe’s Green Capital 2022
  • Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life
  • Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble
  • For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to

    The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

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